As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, we’re watching the state Public Regulation Commission, which will soon shed its five elected members in favor of three appointees. That’s what legislators and voters want — for good reason.

In 2019 lawmakers, with broad bipartisan support, approved a constitutional amendment to restructure the PRC. Voters approved the amendment in 2020. Early this month a bipartisan nominating committee forwarded nine names to the governor.